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Theatre (B.A.)

Theatre (B.A.)

Learning Outcomes


Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate fundamental skills in theatre technology (including audio, lighting, moving image projection, and scenic) and theatre production.
  2. Create a professional portfolio showcasing career readiness.

These skills are assessed in the following courses:

  • TPA 2214 Stage Lighting and Sound
  • THE 4959 Senior Capstone: Theatre as a Profession
Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Conduct research and apply theory to performance practice in written assignments that synthesize practical skills and theoretical engagement.
  2. Apply performance and acting theories while properly using the body in the execution of vocal and physical techniques for the stage.

Communication skills are assessed in the following course:

  • TPP 4601 Creating New Theatre
Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Draw inferences from plays and supplementary research, and utilize their own creative ideas to further an understanding of how plays move from script to performance.

Critical thinking skills are assessed in the following course:

  • THE 3303 Script Analysis